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Step 3 – Employment Data Furnishers (Optional)

Employment screening companies provide verification information such as credit history, employment, salary, and education and professional license verification to employers and others. They may also provide criminal arrest and conviction information as well as fingerprint information from state and federal criminal record databases; driving record information; drug and alcohol testing and health screening information; and non-profit and volunteer activity verification. Many employment screening companies won’t have information on you unless you authorized an employer or other end-user to obtain a report. If possible, when you give your authorization, ask for the name(s) of the employment screening company being used. Contact those reporting companies to fact-check your reports. If the employer is checking your credit history in separate reports, from one or all three of the nationwide providers of consumer reports such as TransUnion, Equifax, and Experian, request and review those reports too.